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Does it look like something is wrong with this chick's wings?

post #1 of 5
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Smudge (Silkie X Barred Rock) hatched three days ago and it appears it may have stunted/malformed wings. I can't really tell, I don't know that much about wing development. I swear it is nearly impossible to get good pics of a chick's  wings!

 

Here's Smudge

 

 

 

vs. its 2 day old sibling

 

 

post #2 of 5

looks normal for a 3 day old chick.

 

 

post #3 of 5

In many breeds, the cockerels have delayed wing feather development. Your little chick is probably a boy.

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Originally Posted by azygous View Post
 

In many breeds, the cockerels have delayed wing feather development. Your little chick is probably a boy.


I had a feeling it was a cockerel. He came out of the egg screaming, pecks everything in sight, and has no self preservation skills, typical boy. The person I got his mother from said her Silkie roo (my chick's grandpa) was SUPER LOUD.

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Originally Posted by Arztwolf View Post
 


 He came out of the egg screaming, pecks everything in sight, and has no self preservation skills, typical boy.

:lau

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